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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Police always around, it's a pretty safe campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is a campus police department on campus 24/7 and the health facilities are very helpful.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The FAU police do a good job protecting the students, and making it a safe environment.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: They have police pole all around campus if you feel unsafe and lots of safety and security services

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I personally have never felt so safe. Here's why. Coming from, Atlanta, where corner there a gang, and the next is a police station. Coming to FAU has been great for my sense of safety. With a 24/7 police department, i can walk around campus and not worry.

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FAU has many services to offer in the ways of health and safety. In terms of health services, FAU has resources for after-hour emergencies, a wellness task force, and an AIDS committee, in addition to the basic health care the University provides its students.

The department of Environmental Health and Safety has the goal of providing the safest environment possible for FAU's students, staff, and faculty. This department goes above and beyond with its services, offering students programs involving the use of animals on campus, biological and chemical safety, driving and boating safety, and stormwater management. You name it—FAU probably has an answer to it.

Facts & Statistics

Crimes on Campus
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
  • Arson: 0
  • Burglary: 38
  • Murder/Manslaughter: 0
  • Robbery: 0
  • Sex Offenses: 2
  • Vehicle Theft: 13
Security Office
University Police
Building 69 (Campus Operations)
(561) 297-3500
www.fau.edu/police
Safety Services
  • Card access
  • Lost and found
  • Request for extra police duty
Health Center
Student Health Services
SS-8W, second floor
(561) 297-3512
www.fau.edu/shs/index.php
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Health Services
  • Collegiate Assistance Program
  • Disease prevention/health promotion
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • General problems (fatigue, joint pain, allergies, menstrual cramps, asthma, diabetes)
  • Men's health problems
  • Mental health care
  • Physical examinations
  • Treatment of infections (coughs, colds, sore throats)
Day Care Services?
No

Student Polls

What safety concerns do you have?    Based on 216 responses

  • 18% None
  • 12% Theft/robberies
  • 11% Walking alone
  • 10% Criminal activity near campus
  • 9% Non-students on campus
  • 7% Unlit pathways
  • 6% Drugs
  • 6% Sexual assault/date rape
  • 5% Lack of a strong security presence
  • 4% Excessive drinking
  • 3% Dorm safety
  • 3% Lack of/broken emergency phones
  • 2% Lack of safety escort services
  • 2% Violence among students
  • 1% Gang violence

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements regarding sexual assault on your campus?    Based on 135 responses

Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
  • Alcohol plays a significant role in sexual assault on campus.
  • Campus administrators provide a supportive environment for victims of sexual assault.
  • Campus administrators work hard to actively prevent sexual assaults on our campus.
  • A friend, a classmate, or I have been a victim of sexual assault on/near our campus.
  • Our campus has easily accessible support services in place to address sexual assaults.
  • Sexual assaults are a serious problem on campus.
  • Students take the issue of sexual assault on campus seriously.

How visible are the campus police on campus?    Based on 216 responses

  • 22% Extremely present and willing to assist students.
  • 56% There if you need them but not overbearing.
  • 11% Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
  • 10% Not very visible.
  • 1% We have campus police?

How safe do you feel on campus?    Based on 265 responses

  • 37% Extremely safe and secure on campus.
  • 49% Generally safe and comfortable walking alone across campus.
  • 12% More comfortable when in a group, but relatively safe.
  • 2% Relatively unsafe and uneasy about security.

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